Winter Woes: Remedies for Dry Skin

Monday, November 30, 2015 8:00 AM

Does it ever feel like you just can’t put on enough lotion during the winter months to keep your skin from being dry? With the cold temperatures and icy walkways, winter can be tough on your body. And, it can be just as hard on your skin.

Dry, sometimes even itchy and flaky skin [...]

Brain Health: Learning and Reducing Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Friday, November 27, 2015 7:32 AM

As the population grows older, we see an increase in the rate of Alzheimer’s disease. While genetics is the most influential risk factor, recent research has shown that lifestyle choices–like diet and sleep–contribute to the likelihood of Alzheimer’s.

Demetrius Maraganore, MD, [...]

On Track: Running Tips for All Fitness Levels [Infographic]

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 8:16 AM

Ready to hit the roads, trails and sidewalks for a turkey trot this weekend? Before you lace up your running shoes and head out the door, check out these top running tips for all fitness levels from the experts at NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Scroll below for our full running tips [...]

Dispelling the Myths of the Colonoscopy

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 8:47 AM

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, claiming nearly 29,000 men and women each year. It is surpassed only by lung cancer. Colon cancer also happens to be one of the most preventable cancers. Studies have shown that a colonoscopy can reduce the risk of developing [...]

Working Towards Recovery: Discussing Knee and ACL Injuries

Monday, November 23, 2015 6:47 AM

Injury is not uncommon for those who have strenuous workout routines. In the case of those who have experienced an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, proper treatment and recovery are very important for the health of the knee. Mark Bowen, MD [...]

Fresh Recipe: Celery Root and Potato Pancakes with Beets

Friday, November 20, 2015 7:38 AM

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to see family and carry out traditions. Why not shake up the food traditions with a healthy, light side dish? Katrina Herrejon, Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator, shares her recipe [...]

The Harmful Effects of Smoking and the Health Benefits of Quitting [Infographic]

Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:52 AM

Smoking is more than just a bad habit; it’s the leading cause of preventative death worldwide. Each year, close to 400,000 people in the U.S. will die from smoking-related diseases like lung cancer, heart disease and stroke. 

As part of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the American [...]

Taking GERD out of the Holidays

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 7:49 AM

It’s that time of year again, the time of year when moderation at mealtimes goes right out the window. Holiday parties, after-work drinks, celebrations with the entire family, any occasion where food brings friends and family together all make it difficult to spare a thought or two for what and how [...]

Stay Well: Health on the Go

Monday, November 16, 2015 6:07 AM

With the holidays around the corner, our schedules will fill up fast if they haven’t already. When you are checking your holiday season to-do list, make sure to check your health twice. From shopping to meeting with friends and traveling for the holidays - it is important to stay healthy to keep merry.

Fueling the Fight: Thanksgiving Leftovers for Dinner

Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:59 AM

Using leftover turkey was never this tasty! The molasses, paprika and cumin offer a smoky flavor, but any spice combination you prefer could make for a delicious alternative.

Lori Wyble, Oncology Dietician [...]

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